Happy National Tortilla Chip Day 2018 – Feb 24, 2018

National Tortilla Chip Day 2018 February 24, 2018

in the USA Tortilla Chip Day is celebrated on February 24, 2018. A tortilla chip is a snack food made from corn tortillas, which are cut into wedges and then fried. Alternatively they may be discs pressed out of corn masa then fried or baked. Corn tortillas are made of corn, vegetable oil, salt and water.Tortilla chips are the quintessential and often complimentary appetizer in Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and elsewhere. Although first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, tortilla chips were always considered to be a Mexican food, known as tostados. Though usually made of yellow corn, they can also be made of white, blue, or red corn. Some manufacturers include many other ingredients including wheat, sugar, and MSG

The triangle shaped tortilla chip was popularized by Rebecca Webb Carranza as a way to make use of misshapen tortillas rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Mexican delicatessen and tortilla factory in southwest Los Angeles. Carranza found that the discarded tortillas, cut into triangles and fried, were a popular snack.

Where is National Tortilla Chip Day?

Nationwide USA

When is National Tortilla Chip Day?

Saturday, the 24th of February 2018


Source: National Tortilla Chip Day 2018 – Feb 24, 2018


Join BBC One for the return of All Round to Mrs Brown’s

The UK’s favourite sitcom family are back with a brand new series of All Round To Mrs Brown’s!

Mammy will be opening the door to her home once again inviting us in for an unmissable, jam-packed night of entertainment. Agnes and the family will be providing a star-studded line up, including Cathy’s celebrity chat show, fun and frolics in the kitchen with Chef Aly, more dubious business ventures with Dermot and Buster, live music in Foley’s pub and fantastic surprises you won’t want to miss. Apply now for your chance to get the best seat in the house!

There will be chances for audience participation too, so if your application is successful a member of the production may be in contact soon!

Saturday 21 April
Tuesday 24 April
Thursday 26 April
Sunday 29 April
Tuesday 1 May
Thursday 3 May

Venue: BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay Glasgow
Doors open: 6.30pm
Recordings start: 7pm

Tickets will be allocated by random draw.

You can register at any time until 10pm on Monday 5 March.

You can register for tickets for as many recordings as you like but, should you be successful in the random draw, you will only receive tickets for one show.

Tickets for this show are strictly non-transferrable. Photographic proof of ID must be shown. If you cannot provide this proof you will be refused entry. Please see our FAQ for a list of accepted forms of photo ID. If your photo ID does not match the name on the ticket you will not be admitted. If you request two tickets because you are taking a guest along, that person will only be allowed in if they are accompanied by you.

To enter the random draw visit bbc.co.uk/showsandtours.



We are offering one lucky couple the chance to WIN their wedding at the Castle Green Hotel!

What’s included –

– Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator to assist with the planning of your wedding
– Personal wedding host for the day
– Ceremony room hire for up to 60 guests
– The red carpet welcome
– Your choice of seasonal reception drink
– Use of our extensive gardens for your photographs
– Complimentary hire of a private function suite and bar
– Three course set wedding breakfast for 60 guests
– White or ivory table linen
– Choice of cake stand and knife
– Evening buffet for 60 guests
– Our special wedding present –a bridal suite for the night

The prize is for 60 guests but our Function Suite can seat up to 250.  So as we are paying for the first 60 guests – you can invite everyone you know!

Steve Pendrill Photography


– Bride make up, including pre-wedding trial and two bridal party members from Aimee Chorley Make up Artist
– Complimentary chair covers & sashes for 60 guests and 10% off other venue styling from Ambience
– Champagne Ring experience & 10 % off your rings from Banks Lyon Jewellers
– Balloons  (£100 to spend) from Boo Balloons
– Videography package covering full day – ceremony, reception and first dance (worth £795) from Clear Image Productions
– Bridal hair package from Debonair Hairdressing
– Ceremony and table centrepieces (up to 8 tables) from Floristry by Carmen
– Bride bouquet, one bridesmaid bouquets and flower girl wand or smaller bouquet, seven gents buttonholes and two ladies corsages from Flowers by Arrangement
– £200 off a bridal gown and free groom suit hire  (worth £150) from Frothimoon Bridal
– His & Hers Massage (1 hour each) from The Green Rooms Spa @ Castle Green
– Two tier wedding cake (up to £200) from Icing on the Cake
– Half a bottle of wine per person and a glass of bubbly for the toast (up to 60 guests) from House of Townend
– Arrival gin cocktails from Lakeland Moon Gin
– Selfie Mirror (2 hour hire) from Photobooth Cumbria for your evening reception
– 15 days Park & Fly accommodation and parking at our sister Hotel, Pinewood on Wilmslownear Manchester Airport
– His & Hers month membership and personal trainer assessment Pulse Health & Fitness @ Castle Green
– Three pack mintcake heart favours, personalised if requested (for 60 guests) from Romneys Kendal Mintcake
– Bronze photographic package covering ceremony, group & portrait shots (worth £450) from Steve Pendrill Photography

Many of our suppliers are offering generous discounts for all our couples, even if you don’t win so there is just no reason not to enter!

Throughout the whole wedding process the staff at Castle Green were nothing more than helpful, courteous and nothing was too much trouble. Meetings were easy to arrange and the run up to the wedding went smoothly and on the day everything was faultless. The Castle Green are a well organised venue who have been hosting wedding for years, the experience and efficiency shows, making you feel confident and relaxed that you are going to have the wedding you always wanted. Cannot fault it.


Entrants will be shortlisted to a list of six by our judges: Nicola Postlethwaite (Sales Office Supervisor at Castle Green Hotel); Christine Brown (Banqueting Manager at Castle Green); and Ciara Crossan (Founder & CEO at WeddingDates.co.uk); Nick devenish (Vicar at Cartmel Priory). The six shortlisted couples will then enter into a public vote to be run 2nd – 15th April. The judges will rate the six finalists awarding 1 – 6 points with 6 being the highest score. Once the public vote has concluded each couple will be awarded 1 – 6 points as above. The winning couple will be those with the highest combined score. In the event of a tie break, the couple receiving the highest public vote will be adjudged the winner.

Competition winners will be announced at our Wedding Open Day on Sunday 22nd April, which we would encourage all finalists to attend.

Wedding Date is offered as Saturday 27th October 2018 or Saturday 27th April 2019.

1. Submit your entry before midnight on 25th March 2018 to be in with a chance of winning!

2. Entrants will be shortlisted to a list of six by our judges

Nicola Postlethwaite – Award Winning Wedding Co-ordinator at Castle Green Hotel
Christine Brown – Banqueting Manager at Castle Green Hotel
Ciara Crossan – Founder & CEO at WeddingDates.co.uk
Nick Devenish – Vicar at Cartmel Priory

3. The six shortlisted couples will then enter into a public vote to be run 2nd – 15th April.

4. Competition winners will be announced at our Wedding Open Day on Sunday 22nd April!

5. By entering our competition you agree to be contacted by the Pinewood on Wilmslow and our carefully selected wedding suppliers.

From all here at The Castle Green Hotel, we wish you the very best of luck!


WIN a cycling holiday of a lifetime with Rapha Travel


WIN a cycling holiday of a lifetime with Rapha Travel and experience unforgettable roads, beautiful landscapes and legendary routes, plus a years worth of Muc-Off products!

Enter your details NOW and be in with a chance of winning a place on a fully supported Rapha Travel Escape in 2018, with a choice of iconic cycling destinations including Cote d’Azur, Tuscany, Lake Como and Girona.

  • The prize draw will close at 12:30pm BST on Monday 5th February 2018.
  • Receive additional entries for completing extra actions, such as following us on social media or sharing the competition with a friend!
  • Flights, accommodation, meals, bike hire included // travel insurance not included

By entering this competition you accept responsibility for associated risks that come with Road cycling, Muc-Off cannot be held accountable for any injuries or damage to yourself or your bike attained on the ride.





Win your child an unforgettable priceless mascot experience!

The surprise on your child’s face when you tell them they’re going to be a UEFA Champions League priceless mascot will be a moment you’ll treasure forever. They’ll be brimming with excitement and you’ll get to watch proudly as they walk out onto the pitch alongside their footballing heroes. After their moment in the spotlight, you can sit side-by-side in the stands and cheer on your team.

Mascot places are currently available at the following game:

• Chelsea FC vs FC Barcelona on 20/02/2018

We have priceless mascot places at every UK home match up for grabs, only with Mastercard – Official Sponsor of the UEFA Champions League.


Win a trip to Northern India worth £3,000! Radio Times

Win a trip to Northern India worth £3,000!

Source: Win a trip to Northern India worth £3,000! | Radio Times

To celebrate the Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download release of Victoria & Abdul, available to own now, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have teamed up with adventure holiday company Exodus Travels to offer Radio Times readers a once in a lifetime experience on their Highlights of Northern India trip. One lucky winner and guest will have the chance to explore Agra, visit the serene Taj Mahal, discover the wonders of the ‘Pink City’ in Jaipur, glide down the Ghats of the Varanasi by boat and even spot tigers in Ranthambore National Park. Don’t miss out on your chance to immerse yourself in a unique culture, fascinating wildlife and spectacular Moghul architecture!

Based on true events, Victoria & Abdul beautifully depicts an extraordinary friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her servant in the later years of her remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As she questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that the Queen’s inner circle attempts to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.


win a trip for two to vietnam


Guardian Holidays has a new travel partner, Exodus Travels. And to celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to experience one of their amazing adventure offerings to Vietnam – for free.


You and a friend will have 16 days to explore the magic of Vietnam, with all transport, activities and accommodation paid for. An expert tour guide will take you around the country, from the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay in the north, to the historic monuments Hue and Ho Chi Min in the south. Discover more about the Vietnam Adventure here.

Enter by 28 February 2018 for your chance to win.



WIN A KTM 790 DUKE With motorcyclelive.co.uk

KTM has just unveiled its awesome 790 Duke, and we’re offering one lucky winner the chance to own a brand new, 2018 model motorcycle, when they arrive in the UK in spring 2018.

With the brand new KTM 790 DUKE, KTM engineers merged all their know-how gained developing the 690 and 1290 SUPER DUKE R. The goal: create the ultimate street weapon. The outcome: an ultra-compact 105hp parallel twin, high-tech features including cornering ABS, lean-angle traction control, quickshifter+, launch-control and KTM ride mode technology are all standard. The result: pure adrenaline!


Your 2018 calendar of world festivals

Gion Matsuri (Dreamstime)


JANUARY – International Kite Festival

Where: Gujarat, India

Why: For such a graceful sport, Ahmedabad’s Kite Festival (7–14 Jan) is rather merciless, as hundreds of competitors compete to scythe each other’s strings. It’s a dazzling sight, with the local bazaars and street food worthy of exploration between bouts.

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Also pencil in… Fire festivals! In the Shetland Islands of Scotland, Up Helly Aa (30 Jan) sees Lerwick’s locals go full Viking, crowning a torchlit parade with a burning longboat. But that’s nothing compared to Nara in Japan, where a whole mountain is set alight for Wakakusa Yamayaki (Jan 27).

FEBRUARY – Carnaval de Oruro

Where: Bolivia

Why: Carnivals are everywhere in February, from Rio to Venice. But few can match the Bolivian city of Oruro (3–13 Feb) for sheer devilry. Here, Uru folklore and Christian ritual merge over ten-day festivities, culminating in a 15-hour parade of demons and cueca dancers on the last Saturday.

Also pencil in… Ice festivals! Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival (5–12 Feb) is a frozen delight, as the city’s transformed by sculptures, while the huge ice palace of China’s Harbin Snow & Ice Festival (until 25 Feb) is equally retina popping.

MARCH – Holi Festival

Where: India

Why: The spring festival’s (1–2 Mar) roots are in the north. Mathura in Uttar Pradesh is a great base – no one escapes the gulal (powdered paint) here, with spray guns dousing all in a weeklong party. Nearby village Phalain also hosts a bonfire where priests prove their devotion by trotting over hot coals.

Also pencil in… Yap Day (1–2 Mar) sees the islands of Greater Yap, Micronesia, celebrate all things local. This takes the form of feasts and lots of dancing, with routines performed often just once then retired forever. It’s also manta ray mating season in Yap Lagoon – a thrilling sight in itself.

APRIL – Songkran

Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Why: Keeping dry during Songkran (13–15 Apr) is impossible, especially in Chiang Mai. The Thai New Year is all about water: throwing it, spraying it, squirting it. It’s essentially a religious cleansing festival (Buddha statues are paraded and washed), but it’s also immense fun for visitors.

Also pencil in… On the 15th day of the third lunar month (usually April), parades, floats, priests and dancers (known as Centipedes) take to the streets of Taiwan’s big cities (particularly Hseuhchia), to mark the day of the God of Medicine.

MAY – Cinco de Mayo

Where: Puebla City, Mexico

Why: Celebrating a failed 19th century French invasion, Cinco de Mayo (5 May) is mostly celebrated in the Puebla region – the site of the battle. Here, re-enactments as well as floats, mariachis and margaritafuelled locals keep the Puebla City rebellion going into the night.

Also pencil in… Bruges’ Procession of the Holy Blood (10 May) – a reliquary captured during the Crusades and kept in the Belgian city’s Basilica – is some 700 years old, and a sight to behold.

JUNE – Inti Raymi Festival

Where: Cusco, Peru

Why: If you’re in Cusco for June 24, the Inca Festival of the Sun will be re-enacted at the Sacsayhuaman ruins in a compelling nine-hour ceremony. The preceding days of street parties lighten the mood considerably.

Also pencil in… The highlight of the Spanish Batalla del Vino Festival (27–30 Jun), held in the vineyards of Haro, is when a giant wine-throwing fi ght breaks out on 29 June

JULY – Gion Matsuri

Where: Kyoto, Japan

Why: A remnant of an ancient purifi cation ritual, Gion Matsuri lasts the month, but the main procession on 17 July is its highlight. In the run-up to it, expect food stalls after sunset and the chance to wander the huge fl oats before they invade the streets.

Also pencil in… Sporting festivals! Spy rodeos at Canada’s Calgary Stampede (6–15 Jul); wrestling, racing and archery at the Naadam games (11–15 Jul) in Ulan Bator, Mongolia; and taut muscles at Turkey’s Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival in Edirne (2–8 Jul).

AUGUST – Mount Hagen Show

Where: Papua New Guinea

Why: This sing-sing (festival) began in the 1960s as a way for tribes of the Western Highlands to connect; now its plumes and painted faces form a noisy cultural blow-out, with tour operator pngtours.com off ering front-row seats (18–19 Aug) to this di_ cult-to-reach event as part of a broader itinerary.

Also pencil in… Feria de las Flores festival (1–10 Aug) sees the Colombian city of Medellin blossom, with the Desfi lo de Silleteros parade of huge fl oral arrangements at its centre.

SEPTEMBER – Hermanus Whalewatching Festival

Where: South Africa

Why: The Western Cape’s famed for its land-based cetacean-spotting. So, when southern rights arrive in Hermanus’ Walker Bay (late Sep), they’re greeted by the blowing kelp horn that signals the opening of street stalls and parties.

Also pencil in… Gondoliers light up Venice’s Grand Canal for the Regata Storica (2 Sep) in the build-up to the city’s main stroke-off : the regatta itself. Think the University Boat Race in drag!

OCTOBER – Vegetarian Festival

Where: Phuket, Thailand

Why: Not as benign as it sounds. This festival (mid Oct) of purifi cation sees Phuket’s Chinese community engage Dreamstime in masochistic feats of piercing (often quite gruesome) in an event believed to date back 150 years, to a band of malaria-stricken Chinese minstrels, who then purged themselves healthy.

Also pencil in… Sky-high festivals! Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival (6–7 Oct), held in Bayan-Ulgii, sees young eagle hunters fl aunt their skills; or head to Albuquerque, USA, to behold the fi lling skies at its International Balloon Fiesta (7–15 Oct).

Day of the Dead, Mexico (Dreamstime)

NOVEMBER – Day of the Dead

Where: Mexico & Guatemala

Why: Dia de los Muertos (2 Nov) is now a worldwide fi xture, but Mexico is its heart: for a trad take, Janitzio Island sees the Purépecha people perform rituals late into the night, while the city of Oaxaca throws in a nighttime carnival. But the most eye-catching event is held in a cemetery near Lake Atitlán, as homemade kites (up to 30m wide) are launched into the sky.

Also pencil in… Bhutan’s Blacknecked Crane Festival (11 Nov) coincides with 300 of these elegant birds returning to winter in the Phobjikha area, accompanied by plenty of folk rituals and celebrations.

DECEMBER – Junkanoo

Where: Nassau, Bahamas

Why: Think Mardi Gras with a dash of Carnaval, all given a Bahamian twist. Junkanoo (26 Dec & 1 Jan) dates back to a slave holiday of the 1700s; today, it’s a wild party that continues over Boxing Day and New Year’s carnival parades in capital Nassau.

Also pencil in… India’s Hornbill Festival (1–10 Dec): dozens of Nagaland tribes descend on Kisama village for music, games… and lots of rice beer.


Happy New Year hope you all have a wonderful 2018